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Green Building Report

Green Building Report

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 $5.00May 2007Housing Assistance Council1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W.Suite 606Washington, DC 20005202-842-8600 (voice)202-347-3441 (fax)hac@ruralhome.org (e-mail)http://www.ruralhome.org (world wide web)ISBN 1-58064-155-5This report was prepared by Mark Kudlowitz of the Housing Assistance Council (HAC). The work that provided the basis for this publication was supported by funding under Cooperative Agreement H-21519 CA with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).Ndeye Jackson served as Government Technical Representative. The substance and funding of that work are dedicated to the public. HAC is solely responsible for the accuracy of thestatements and interpretations contained in this publication and such interpretations do notnecessarily reflect the views of the United States Government.HAC, founded in 1971, is a nonprofit corporation that supports the development of rural low-income housing nationwide. HAC provides technical housing services, loans from a revolvingfund, housing program and policy assistance, research and demonstration projects, and trainingand information services. HAC is an equal opportunity lender.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Summary.......................................................................................................................1Introduction..................................................................................................................................3Methodology......................................................................................................................3Outside Literature.....................................................................................................4Roundtable...............................................................................................................4Study Limitations......................................................................................................6What is Green Building?................................................................................................................7Green Building Goals, Benefits, and Challenges................................................................8Integrated Design Process..................................................................................................8Life Cycle Costing..............................................................................................................9Building Standards..........................................................................................................10 Affordable Green Building...............................................................................................12Benefits...................................................................................................................12Challenges..............................................................................................................13Rural Green Affordable Housing Financing Resources.....................................................15 Affordable Green Building in Rural America...............................................................................17Integrated Design Process................................................................................................17Building Standards..........................................................................................................19Location and Linkages.....................................................................................................20Sustainable Sites..............................................................................................................22Water Efficiency...............................................................................................................25Indoor Environmental Quality.........................................................................................26Materials and Resources..................................................................................................29Energy and Atmosphere...................................................................................................31Homeowner Awareness...................................................................................................35Summary of Roundtable Participants’ Green Techniques and Challenges........................36Conclusion...................................................................................................................................38References...................................................................................................................................39 Appendix A: Rural Affordable Green Building Research Roundtable..........................................42 Appendix B: Notes from HAC’s Rural Affordable Green Building Research Roundtable.............43

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